IV OF SPADES Addresses Disbandment Rumors!
For the past few days, the rumor mill went into overdrive with lots of speculation about the current status of IV Of Spades. Today, the breakout band clarified that the stories about their disbandment are not true at all.
Zild Benitez, Badjao De Castro, and Blaster Silonga wrote on their official statement: “We’ve been reading your messages and we are humbled by your patience and vigilance. IV OF SPADES is not disbanding.” In fact, the band is finishing their debut album which they plan to launch before the year ends.
The rumors started when lead vocalist Unique Salonga took an indefinite time off after being hospitalized while the rest of the band continued performing their scheduled gigs as a three-piece. Unique’s absence alarmed fans who actively sought answers online and prompted his mother Llewelyn Torralba to post this on Facebook last Sunday.
With all of the issues circulating on both Facebook and Twitter, fans made the hashtag #UnitedForIVOS trend yesterday.
LOVE AND RESPECT FOR TITA COCO— Mihane (@spadesareforlyf) April 16, 2018
LOVE AND RESPECT FOR ATE BEL
LOVE AND RESPECT FOR OUR UNIQUE
LOVE AND RESPECT FOR OUR BLASTER
LOVE AND RESPECT FOR OUR ZILD
LOVE AND RESPECT FOR OUR BADJAO
LOVE AND RESPECT FOR IVOSNATION
LOVE AND RESPECT FOR THE WHOLE IV OF SPADES!#UnitedForIVOS
hoy, they're iv of spades— ` (@zildots) April 16, 2018
and don't worry
they'll bring disco back#UnitedForIVOS
"We're not IV Of Spades without Unique." - Zild#UnitedForIVOS— dear gel™ (@ivosthetic) April 16, 2018
Meanwhile, Unique posted a cryptic tweet and went on Facebook live for less than a minute. The said video was taken down shortly after.
Keep quiet.— Salonga, Unique T. (@uniquetsalonga) April 15, 2018
But Zild, Badjao, Blaster assured their supporters: “Unique is very much still part of the band. As we now all know he’s taking an indefinite time off from the band to address personal matters. We will wait for Unique to come out anytime whenever he feels he is ready to join us again.”.
Check out their official statement below!
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